When you walk up to the top of Dempsey Hill, you will see a small signage and a long garden stairway flanked by tall glass candle holders. Head down and you will end up looking at a rectangular glass-clad building that oozes a quiet charm.
And before you ask, the SIRI HOUSE has nothing to do with Apple’s beloved voice assistant of the same name. This 3000 sq ft. space is the brainchild of the Thai luxury property developer Sansiri, which plans to roll out condominiums in Singapore in the near future. For now, what we get is an emblem of the Bangkok-based brand through a luxurious curation of shopping, art, food, and drink.
Enter the world of Sansiri’s properties
The first section in the building is the Sales Gallery, which transports visitors into a mock up of The Monument Thong Lo, a statement address in one of Bangkok’s hippest streets. See the apartment as designed by famed interior designer Vichada “Dao” Sitakalin with plush and luxurious textiles, eclectic stylings, and a striking palette that’s a signature of all Sansiri properties. The gallery changes every six to eight months to highlight a different development each time.
An elevated home dining and drinking experience
Can we just say how exciting the F&B offerings here are? JAM at SIRI HOUSE is a project led by chefs Jeremy Cheok and Ming Tan of New Ubin Seafood and Park Bench Deli fame respectively, where you find sharing plates of thick-cut Scallop Carpaccio and Pappardelle in a crustacean sauce.
The Art Deco-clad restaurant also sees Sunday Punch’s Mark Tay and Yap Hwee Jen head up the drinks side of things with cocktails inspired by homely flavours. Fans of the tea will enjoy the tannic Thai Red Tea Negroni. Or reminisce about toasted waffles in the morning with Melting Port, a blend of white port, rum, and burnt butter syrup capped off with a peach tuile shard.
An intimate art gallery with an international roster
A lifestyle space isn’t complete without art, and here it comes in the form of an intimate art gallery that hosts exhibitions around specific artist projects and dialogues, where the roster is switched up every three months or so. It’s no elitist environment, and visitors can now roam the Art Space’s debut show, Another Dimension by Thai artist Gongkan, for free. Here, he questions the quest for freedom through a series of sculptures reflected in mirror ’teleports’, inviting viewers to move away the social confines of pursuing worldly gains and material success.
Shop the best of Thai design and culture
Forget Chatuchak for a moment and discover a new expression of Thai creative culture through a variety of homewares, accessories, knick-knacks, as well as casual wear designed by the country’s hottest brands – all at The Shop.
From the quirky souvenirs of The Only Market to SODA, the enduring loungewear brand known for their rock-bohemian-chic aesthetic, each is unique in their own right while retaining a distinct Thai design DNA — and almost always some kind of tongue-in-cheek wit. Other brands to check out include SUR, Mirror Mirror, and The Archivist.
Sounds exciting? Sansiri isn’t stopping at Singapore. The SIRI HOUSE at Somkid is expected to open in Bangkok in March.
SIRI HOUSE at Dempsey is located at Blk 8D, #01-02 Dempsey Hill, Dempsey Rd, Singapore 249672, p. +65 9667 0533.
The Shop and Art Space is open Mon 10am – 6pm, Tue-Sat 10am – 10pm, Sun 11.30am – 10pm. JAM at SIRI is open Tue-Sun 11.30am – 10pm (only snacks and drinks available in between 2.30pm and 6pm).